[rancid] Making variant of cisco ios

Doug Hughes doug.hughes at keystonenap.com
Tue Feb 20 19:03:12 UTC 2018

Cisco stuff is so full of conditions and exceptions that sometimes it
helps to look outside that ecosystem-of-bloat (not the fault of Rancid,
That said, ShowCellular is pretty simple. You could eliminate the PDP
and DNS lines for certain.

outside of ios.pm, hrancid has some nice svelte ones like ShowVersion
and ShowStack.

Just modify ProcessHistory accordingly.

On 2/20/2018 12:37 PM, Charles T. Brooks wrote:
> I have some old cisco ACE devices and have been backing them up with rancid using the normal "cisco" module.
> I want to add some commands like "show ft group summary" for example, and have the output of those commands show up in rancid diffs, prefixed with exclamation points in the same way that normal "show version" output is.
> I've done this before by copying a device type definition from /etc/rancid.types.base to /etc/rancid.types.conf and editing it, but in the past I was always removing troublesome commands, not adding new ones.
> Is there an existing module that I can reference in /etc/rancid.types.conf that simply takes the output from a command and prefixes exclamation points, no fancy special processing?  Or do I need to write one?
> Thanks!
> --Charlie
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